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Project Grant

Up to $10,000 Up to Up to the $15,000 for documentary films or if project meets priority if project meets [priority]

Project Grants support public humanities projects that benefit and engage Massachusetts residents. A project can take almost any form, as long as it engages audiences with the humanities and has a meaningful impact on the communities in which it takes place. Projects need to involve a collaboration with at least one humanities scholar, who works in a relevant discipline and contributes to the project.

Formats include but are not limited to:

  • Humanities-based discussions, civic conversations, and lectures
  • Documentary films (pre-production and distribution)
  • Exhibit planning, installation, and programming
  • Oral histories
  • Interactive websites and digital storytelling
  • Professional development workshops for teachers
  • Programs for K-12 youth


All nonprofit, educational institutions and government organizations that serve Massachusetts residents are eligible to apply.


  • Letter of Inquiry Form Deadline: Sept. 9
  • Draft Deadline: Sept. 30
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 28
  • Notification: Approx. Dec. 16
  • Date Public Events May Begin: Mid-January 2020

Interested in applying later? Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 deadlines

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